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Aedas Arts Team leads the way in creating innovative architecture to support and facilitate the arts. We design for new buildings and the restoration of some of the country’s finest historic theatres. We believe that inspiration and creative solutions founded in specialist knowledge lead the way to successful arts buildings. We tailor individual teams to projects, and draw on specific expertise to respond to particular needs. We then consider projects holistically – looking at physical and philosophical accessibility, life-cycle environmental impact, the welfare of building users, economic operation and, more broadly, the wider contribution a project can make to community sustainability, diversity and opportunity.

Ivory House, St Katharine Docks, London E1W 1AT
T 020 7480 1500

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The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is an extraordinary global success story. Founded in 1992, ATG is now the world’s number one live-theatre company with 45 venues in the UK, the United States including 3 in New York, and Australia and a production company in Germany. As a prolific international award-winning producer, ATG creates work across the entertainment spectrum. Dynamism, creativity and quality are at the heart of everything the company produces. ATG is also the market leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets, LOVETheatre and Group Line.

2nd Floor, Alexander House, Church Path, Woking GU21 6EJ
T 01483 545800

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Artifax software is designed by industry experts to meet the specialised needs of people who manage commercial, cultural and community venues and events, whatever their scale. Our flagship venue and event management applications, Artifax Event and Artifax Agora, are available in the cloud and on-premises. They are used by conference organisers, performing arts centres, festivals, museums, visitor attractions and places of worship worldwide. We have distributors around the globe with our development and support teams based in the UK since 1986.

17A West Street, Epsom, Surrey KT18 7RL
T 01372 587587

Arup (Small)

Arup has a long, star-studded track record in the design of performing arts buildings around the world. We provide a truly integrated, comprehensive design service across all phases of performing arts building projects, including arts business planning, acoustics, theatre consulting, building engineering, fire safety, access and architectural lighting. We design elegant, flexible and sustainable venues, helping our clients to create superb visitor and performer experiences, attract ever wider audiences and realise artistic ambitions within tight commercial constraints.

13 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ
T 020 7636 1531

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Audio Light Systems ltd has been providing audio, visual, lighting, electrical, rigging & specialist schemes for over a decade. We provide equipment, installations and designs to contractors, end users & consultants. Multi discipline solutions all provided under one roof.

Scotway Centre, Newton Village, Edinburgh EH22 1SP
T 0800 043 4600

Bennetts Associates

One of the UK’s leading architectural practices, Bennetts Associates is behind the Stirling Prize-shortlisted transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and the recently completed new flytower for the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. Current work includes the redevelopment of London’s Old Vic Theatre, the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow and Storyhouse, Chester’s new Cultural Centre. The practice has a reputation for design quality, sustainability and a collaborative style of working and has won more than 140 awards, with projects in the education, commercial and public sectors as well as theatres and other cultural and historic buildings. Bennetts Associates is based in London, Edinburgh and Manchester.

1 Rawstorne Place, London EC1V 7NL
T 020 7520 3300

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With over 30 years’ experience in performing arts projects, ranging from regional theatres including Marlowe Theatre, Kent and the Egg Theatre, Bath, to the new Factory Theatre in Manchester and the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, BuroHappold Engineering has a depth and breadth of knowledge that is second-to-none. We are constantly evolving and innovating and we are not afraid to challenge the status quo in our bid to deliver value and excellence. Culture is, and always will be, at our core – projects that truly exemplify everything we stand for, innovation, inspiration and excellence in engineering. Established in 1976, BuroHappold is a multi-disciplinary engineering and strategic consultancy for the built environment. Guided by the principle that good engineering influences better design, we offer an integrated multi-disciplinary service that enables us to respond effectively to the specific challenges presented by each project

Camden Mill, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 3DQ
T 01225 320600

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Charcoalblue is the most exciting and innovative theatre consultancy in the world today. Founded in 2004, they have grown to a team of more than fifty working across four international studios including London, Bristol, New York and Melbourne. Theatre and acoustic consultants of choice for the country’s leading architects and theatre companies, Charcoalblue’s portfolio ranges from world-famous companies like the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the Sydney Theatre Company, to cutting-edge outfits such as Siobhan Davies Dance and Graeae.

17 Short Street, London SE1 8LJ
T 020 7928 0000

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CHAUVET Professional –a brand of Chauvet – is passionate about LED technology and the significant advances and opportunities it can provide. Founded in 1989, Chauvet has demonstrated a dedication to the worldwide support of the Theatre and Arts community by providing innovative and cost-effective solutions that take into account the high standards of stage lighting, including CHAUVET Professional’s award-winning Ovation LED ellipsoidal and fresnels and COLORado wash lights.

Unit 1C, Brookhill Road Industrial Estate, Pinxton, Nottingham NG16 6NT
T 01773 511 115


Clay Paky, part of the multinational Osram group, is a world level brand in the stage lighting industry, offering a wide range of automated luminaires. Clay Paky products are used in top productions of theatre, television, live events, fashion shows and trade fairs. Clay Paky’s products are all “made in Italy” and their quality is guaranteed by meticulous control over components, processes and every stage of production until the final product becomes reality. The Osram portfolio covers the entire value chain from components to electronic control gears as well as complete luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions.

via Pastrengo, 3/B, 24068 Seriate (BG), ITALY
T (+39) 035 65 43 11

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Derwent London PLC owns a portfolio of commercial real estate predominantly in central London and is the largest London-focused real estate investment trust (REIT). We typically acquire central London properties off-market with low capital values and modest rents in improving locations, most of which are either in the West End or the Tech Belt. We capitalise on the unique qualities of each of our properties – taking a fresh approach to the regeneration of every building with a focus on anticipating tenant requirements and an emphasis on design. Derwent London came third overall in the Management Today 2015 awards for ‘Britain’s Most Admired Companies’.

25 Savile Row, London W1S 2ER
T 020 7659 3000


Founded in 1999 De Matos Ryan bridges the gap between artistic and technical innovation in design and the commercial realities of development, producing award winning work across a variety of sectors and scales. We combine expertise in architecture and interiors to create imaginative and well-detailed modern environments. We like to challenge assumptions, broaden horizons and suggest new ways of doing things. True transformation is only achieved by rethinking processes and places.

The practice has recently completed the refurbishment of Sadler’s Wells and York Theatre Royal. It is currently engaged with the redevelopment of St George’s Hall, Bradford and The Mansion House, York.

99-100 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5QP
T 020 7336 0100

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Established in 1970, Doughty Engineering is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of grip, rigging and suspension equipment. All Doughty branded products are made in our 40,000sq ft factory in Ringwood, Hampshire, where we employ a staff of 65. This gives us full control over the quality and production, and means there’s no delay in getting a special product to a theatre anywhere in the UK. Over the years our ability to fabricate special items for customers, and carry stock of the more important items, has led to a product range of over 1,300 items.

Crow Arch Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1NZ
T 01425 478961

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Drama by Design is a modern, forward thinking theatre consultancy offering design advice and technical specification for theatres, drama studios, TV and recording studios. We want to extend the boundaries of technical design to cater for the needs of today and the future. We believe that true collaborative working is essential to good design. Our specialist area is the education sector where our projects include the RIBA award winning City of Westminster College and new creative media buildings for University of Greenwich and Edge Hill University. Professional theatre projects include the Pavilion Dance Centre, Bournemouth and the Collins Theatre, London.

25 Stoney Road, Bracknell RG42 1XY
T 0845 644 3846

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British loudspeaker manufacturer EM Acoustics takes simplicity to a new level, creating market-leading passive loudspeaker products. The company philosophy began with the concept that passive technology, done properly, could outperform processed or bi-amplified designs, and this philosophy was backed by a desire to create the finest loudspeaker solutions possible by applying rigorous scientific methods to the somewhat subjective art of loudspeaker design. EM Acoustics products can be found on a wide variety of theatre shows and tours in the UK, the USA and throughout the world, including prestigious venues such as the National Theatre and the Royal Albert Hall.

Building 19.11, Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8TB
T 01483 266 520


A global leader in the manufacturing of lighting and rigging technology, ETC employs over 1000 people across 10 countries, in 11 corporate, and several home offices. ETC is proud of its industry reputation for unmatched technical and customer service, 24/7/365. And with a family of over 300 authorised service centers throughout the world, staffed by hundreds of certified technicians, customers are never far from an ETC resource with a face and a name. Our products can be found in small and large venues worldwide, such as theatres, churches, restaurants, hotels, schools, television studios, casinos, theme parks, and opera houses.

26-28 Victoria Road Industrial Estate, Victoria Road, London W3 6UU
T 020 8896 1000

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Foster Wilson Architects is a leading architectural practice with an international reputation for the design of cultural buildings and creative spaces. We offer expert advice to help our clients achieve innovative design solutions. Our experience includes projects for private clients, developers, theatre owners and operators, universities, schools and local authorities, and our work often involves the sensitive repair and alteration of historic buildings. We are an RIBA Chartered practice based in Islington, North London. The practice was founded by Tim Foster in 1979 as Tim Foster Architects and became a limited liability partnership in 2004 when Edmund Wilson joined as a partner.

1 Purley Place, London, N1 1QA
T 020 7354 1315

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Established in 2004 GDS is an award winning UK manufacturer with a Head Office and manufacturing facility in Bristol, and a distribution network in over 31 countries. The diverse range of technology based products include ArcSystem, an advanced wireless and wired LED Auditorium House Lighting system, SMConsole, which includes stage managers desks and consoles, CueSystem incorporating unique TCPIP programmable Ethernet based cue light systems, MobalTester, the original and award winning automated Socapex tester and the multi award winning BluesSystem, the world’s original and leading backstage LED working light system for any venue. GDS’ special projects team delivers bespoke versions of our standard products.

Unit 13, Riverside Business Park, St Annes Road, Bristol BS4 4ED
T 0117 325 0063

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Glantre Engineering Limited provides Entertainment Technology solutions to the global entertainment industry. Glantre’s expertise covers live performance venues, broadcast studios, colleges, hotels and conference centres. Glantre provides a complete package of design, fabrication, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Stage Engineering Systems, plus lighting, sound, audio-visual and broadcast systems. Recent and ongoing projects include a large-scale audio-visual connectivity solution for the Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain, Stage Engineering solutions for the Royal Academy of Music in London, and lighting and audio- visual solutions for Warwick School. Glantre is proud to support the Theatres Trust.

Unit 5 Wokingham Commercial Centre, Molly Millars Lane, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2RF
T +44 (0)1189 640 000

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Green Hippo specialises in design & manufacture of hardware and software products for real-time manipulation of video in the live event and AV industries. The company’s award winning Hippotizer range is now in its fourth generation and can be found providing real-time video playback for television sets including X-Factor, The Oscars, the Super Bowl halftime shows and theatre spectaculars such as Love Never Dies in the West End and American Idiot on Broadway. With the advent of AViary Video Tools, we have taken this wealth of experience and developed a range of devices that bring a unique, high-grade and ultra-flexible way of working to a host of applications bringing output mapping to new levels without compromising usability and quality. Based in London and LA Green Hippo provides innovative solutions and support to users worldwide.

Unit 307 Parma House, Clarendon Road, London, United Kingdom N22 6UL
T 0203 301 4561

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GVA Acuity is the arts and culture arm of GVA. Our expertise includes strategic advice, feasibility studies, project management, assembling project teams, budget management, procurement and project planning. Recent projects include the Stirling Prize winning Everyman Theatre, the award winning flytower for the Shaftesbury Theatre and York Theatre Royal. Current projects include a world-class Centre for Music, including a concert hall, in the City of London, a new theatre at 1 Oxford St, Bristol Old Vic’s new foyer and studio project and a new theatre in Tunbridge Wells. Also working with Really Useful Theatres and Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.

65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ
T 020 7911 2265

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Harlequin Floors has established an enviable global reputation as experts in floors for the performing arts. Theatres, performing arts centres, opera houses and rehearsal studios world-wide provide testimony to the preference of both performers and technical managers for the enduring quality of Harlequin Floors. Harlequin sprung floors underlying a specially formulated vinyl dance surface help protect performers from injury due to otherwise hard floors. Wood surfaces in combination with a sprung floor have also been shown to provide beneficial acoustic properties in a theatre. Other flooring options include a high gloss finish that is popular for TV shows and theatre.

Festival House, Chapman Way, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3EF
T 01892 514888

Haworth Tompkins is an award-winning architectural practice designing buildings of all scales and types with an international reputation for the design of performance buildings. Clients in this field include the National Theatre, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Young Vic, Royal Court, Bristol Old Vic, Bath Theatre Royal, the Bush, Donmar, English National Opera, The Really Useful Group theatres, Battersea Arts Centre, the Orange Tree Theatre and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Our completed projects have been published and exhibited internationally and have won over eighty design awards, including the RIBA London Practice of the Year and the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014.

33 Greenwood Place, London NW5 1LB
T 020 7250 3225

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With its roots in the theatre world, Hawthorn have supplied and installed technical equipment to theatres since 1987. Our experts work with theatre representatives, technical production managers and consultants to design and deliver permanent equipment installations across a diverse range of theatre performance spaces. We know that each theatre will have different needs and we celebrate the uniqueness of each – we use our knowledge to inform our design and specification for each project. We also offer a post-installation service for maintenance and routine servicing through our ServiceSafe support package, so that you can be sure the equipment is ready for use when it’s needed. With our cutting-edge gear, ingenious team and unwavering focus on quality, Hawthorn take time to understand each theatre’s requirements and budget, working respectfully and sensitively within each space to deliver the right results.

Crown Business Park, Old Dalby, Leicestershire LE14 3NQ
T 01664 821 111

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Hayles and Howe are ornamental plasterers with a long history of theatre restoration i.e. the Royal Opera House, the Dominion in London, the Gaiety on the Isle of Man and the Baltimore Hippodrome in the USA to name a few. Over the past few years Hayles and Howe have assisted in the development of the ABTT Theatre guidelines on Theatre Inspections (Guidance note 20, May 2015) and as such are more than happy to carry out fully compliant base line surveys. Hayles and Howe are keen to develop this further into long term rolling maintenance planning and procedures for all our customers.

Templegate, Mead Rise, Bristol BS3 4RP
T 0117 972 7200

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HQ Theatres & Hospitality is a leading regional theatre, venue and hospitality/conference operator in the United Kingdom and is part of the Qdos Entertainment Group. HQT&H has a proven track record of successfully managing and operating theatres and other cultural venues with high-quality programmes, including multi-purpose venues with conference and events programmes, and currently operates 12 venues nationwide. The HQ Collection of restaurants and accommodation businesses include the award-winning Copper Horse Restaurant and Cottages; The Mayfield Pub, Carvery and Rooms in Seamer and The Plough, Pub, Restaurant and Rooms in Scalby, near Scarborough.

2nd Floor, 161 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PN
T 020 7430 5370


Integro Insurance brokers – incorporating Robertson Taylor, Doodson, ACJ & Ellis Clowes – is an international insurance brokerage operating from offices spread across the UK and USA. Recognised as world leaders in our field our major Entertainment & Sport practice specialise in designing insurance policies that meet the needs and special requirements of theatres & venues, bands & artists of all stature, film & TV production companies, sports governing bodies, teams and players,.

We have provided insurance for over 65% of the West End productions & advise approximately 130 theatres and venues in the UK. We provide advisory and risk management services to prestigious West End and Broadway theatre productions, national & international stage production companies and theatres & many fringe venues throughout the UK. Our clients include: Theatres, Arts & Multimedia Venues, Producers & Production Companies, Dance Companies, Management Companies, Equipment Hire Companies, Management Consultants, Event Management & Production & Set Builders.

Our Team of experts meet the insurance needs of those engaged right across the entertainment industry – we are always happy to provide a quotation and advice, or if you would like more information visit

America House, 2 America Square, London, EC3N 2LU
T 020 7510 1234

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For in excess of 100 years, the London Opera Glass Company has been enhancing the experience of theatregoers with their bespoke opera glass service. The service, which includes installing, maintaining and supplying opera glasses, is completely free to our host theatres, who benefit by receiving commission payments. The glasses are fitted in a wide range of venues across the UK and patrons consider the glasses to be an essential part of the modern theatre-going experience.

3 The Crystal Business Centre, Sandwich Industrial Estate, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9QX
T 01304 620 360

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Providing consulting, design and contracting services, M Bradbrook Electrical Services has extensive experience in the theatre sector and has recently completed a full refurbishment of the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End. Together with parent company, Bradbrook Electrical Testing Systems Ltd, it is a J.I.B. and E.C.A. Registered Contractor.

155 Willingdon Road, Ratton Estate, Eastbourne BN20 9AH
T 01323 506 696

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Max Fordham celebrates our 50th anniversary in 2016. Over that time, we have worked on some wonderful theatre projects. These include the Royal Festival Hall and Alexandra Palace refurbishments, Royal Theatre Glasgow, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Wilton’s Music Hall, Bristol Young Vic and the Hull Truck Theatre – centrepiece for Hull’s hosting of the 2017 UK City of Culture.. Theatres bring unique challenges for engineers, from considerations of thermal comfort to acoustics, lighting to ventilation – and they are a type of building we love working with. If you’d like to collaborate with us to bring your theatre to life with beautiful engineering, we’d love to hear from you.

The Rotunda, 42-43 Gloucester Crescent, London NW1 7PE
T 020 7267 5161

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Momentum Structural Engineers is a creative, award-winning civil and structural engineering practice. Everything we do demonstrates our creative thinking; it’s clever and pragmatic and beautifully functional. We apply existing knowledge in new ways. We explore lateral solutions to find unusual answers. We fuse creative flair with solid technical delivery. Our projects range from unusual architectural forms to large-scale residential developments; from adaptable theatres to spectacular stage sets; and from state-of-the-art sport and commercial facilities to contemplative gallery environments. Our work ranges from simple, economic solutions to large-scale projects where we support the architectural team in solving complex technical problems.

90 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BG
T 01225 444 194

Nederlander (Small)

Founded by David T. Nederlander, the Nederlander Organisation began in 1912. Now into its third generation of theatre development, ownership, management and production, it is one of the largest, most experienced operators of live theatre. The Nederlanders are generally credited with creating the outdoor amphitheatre concept as it is known today. The legitimate theatres owned and/or operated by Nederlander in New York on Broadway are: Brooks Atkinson, Lunt-Fontanne, Gershwin, Marquis, Minskoff, Nederlander, Palace, Richard Rodgers and Neil Simon theatres. The organisation also owns/operates theatres in Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Tucson, Charleston, and Anaheim, and in London, England: the Aldwych, Adelphi and Dominion theatres.

Regina House, 124 Finchley Road, London NW3 5JS
T 020 7927 0900

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Nimax Theatres was formed in 2005 by producers Nica Burns OBE & Max Weitzenhoffer. It currently owns and operates 6 West End Theatres: The Palace, Lyric, Apollo, Garrick, Vaudeville and Duchess. In 2012, working in partnership with Derwent London Ltd, they received planning permission for their new theatre at the top of Charing Cross Road.

Nimax Theatres Limited, 11 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA

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Ornate Interiors are a specialist plastering company with over 25 years’ experience in the restoration and conservation of historic buildings throughout the UK and Europe. Theatre owners and managers have a responsibility to protect their theatres and we can advise project teams to help plan and execute theatre restorations to award winning standards including undertaking ceiling inspections. We understand the difficulties of working with many stakeholders and funders and will assist by providing impartial reports and advice and managing the implementation of highest quality workmanship. Completed theatre projects include Hammersmith Apollo, Stockport Plaza, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and Alhambra Bradford.

534 Broad Lane, Stanningley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire LS28 6PA
T 0113 236 0864

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Industry respected Philips Entertainment lighting brands: Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Selecon, Philips Strand Lighting and now Philips Showline offer their own unique portfolio of lighting products. When combined in a lighting rig they deliver an unrivalled palette of tools for the creative lighting professional. Philips Entertainment products enable lighting designers and technicians the world over to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Each luminaire is designed to ensure any performance engages, entertains and inspires, regardless of the size and type of venue. Today Philips Entertainment products are as likely to be found in internationally renowned theatres and opera houses, art galleries and museums as they are in schools and colleges, regional arts centres, retail and leisure environments.

Philips Entertainment Group Europe (PEGE), a division of Philips Lighting B.V.
Rondweg Zuid 85, 7102 JD, Winterswijk, The Netherlands
T +31(0) 543 542 513 (Customer Service)
T +31(0) 543 542 516 (General)

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Plann is a specialist consultancy practice offering Project Management and design advice to clients of Cultural Capital Projects. Services include feasibility studies, theatre consultancy and acting as the strategic Project Director for the duration of a project. Clients include the London Theatre Company, Royal National Theatre, The Abbey in Dublin, Sadler’s Wells, Bristol Old Vic, The Nuffield Theatre and The Bush. Plann are currently providing advice to small community theatres and to national governments with budgets ranging from a few thousand pounds to £100M.

40 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7RQ
T 020 3846 9230

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As architects, designers and heritage leaders, clients come to Purcell when they need to make sense of complex scenarios involving conservation, funding, planning and building new spaces. We work with an array of performing arts organisations including London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket, St George’s Hall in Liverpool, the Granary Theatre in Wells Maltings and Colchester’s Mercury Theatre. With regional studios across the UK and Asia-Pacific, we have the local knowledge and vision to handle cultural projects of all sizes and exceed expectations. For seven decades we’ve been making sure our clients’ buildings are designed for use today and for future generations.

15 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN
T 020 7397 7171


The Really Useful Theatres Group Ltd currently owns and manages six West End Theatres including the Grade I listed Theatre Royal Drury Lane; the 1970s New London Theatre; the art deco Cambridge Theatre; Her Majesty’s Theatre, home to The Phantom of the Opera for 30 years; the world famous London Palladium and the Adelphi Theatre, which is owned in association with Nederlander International Ltd. The smaller St James’ Theatre in Victoria was added to the portfolio in 2014 and will be re-launched as a creative hub for new musicals. In 2013 a major refurbishment of the front-of house areas at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane saw the grand public areas restored as closely as possible to their original decorative scheme. Supervised by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this project won the 2013 Georgian Group Architectural Award for Restoration of a Georgian Interior. Maintenance and renovation work at all venues is ongoing and recent projects include new lavatories, new bar space at the Adelphi and a complete overhaul of the London Palladium dressing rooms and improved Stage Door access.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JF
T 020 7557 7300

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We design, develop & manufacture innovative technical products for the Theatre and live event industry around the Globe, specializing in one-off and custom products for our clients. Established in 1989, Robolights have built up a reputation for providing quality products and services for the theatre and live stage industries. We are well known for our bespoke manufacturing services. We take clients, Consultants & Architects specifications & designs and apply our specialist knowledge & skills to produce all types of bespoke power distribution, stage lighting & audio panels, control systems & replica items for permanent or temporary installation. We manufacture several innovative products, including our Smart Socket® range which has become an Industry Standard. Our clients include UK Regional & West End Theatres, Performing Arts & Educational Centres.

Robolights Ltd., 5 G.D. Units, Cofton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, Devon EX2 8QW
T 01392 823 040


Flame retardant drapes, backdrops, motorized curtain tracks, kabuki, roll up systems, projection screens, scrims, and accessories for theatres, events, trade shows, film and TV studios, performances, tours, dance, opera, amusement parks, and public venues. ShowTex is a worldwide leader in inventing, manufacturing, selling, and installing the most innovative flame retardant curtain fabrics, tracks, and motion control systems for achieving the creative vision of event and entertainment professionals. ShowTex: For event and entertainment professionals around the world who want the most innovative curtain fabrics, tracks, and motion control systems.

Oude Gentweg 100, B-2070 Burcht (Antwerp) Belgium
T 01706 819 746


Stage Electrics is a specialist supplier, installer and systems integrator, offering a wide range of technical equipment and services to theatre, entertainment and education. As a specialist electrical contractor the company holds recognised entertainment industry and Health & Safety accreditations. Our experienced teams are able to project manage, install and commission complex projects to the highest standards. Accomplished at designing and deploying power, data, lighting, audio, rigging, staging and stage management communication systems our knowledgeable staff supply, test and maintain complex technical systems for a wide range of clients across the world.

Unit 3, Britannia Road, Patchway Trading Estate, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 5TA
T 03330 142 100

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Theatreplan is one of the world’s most experienced theatre consultants. Based in London, Hong Kong and Sydney, we’ve been designing award-winning performing arts venues and re-imagining existing spaces around the globe for more than 30 years. With Theatreplan you’ll be working with professionals who have developed their craft with organisations such as the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and numerous regional theatres and touring theatre companies. Our team of specialist theatre planners, auditorium designers, stage engineers, and lighting, sound, video and communications consultants has a reputation for innovative design, rigorous attention to detail and a genuinely collaborative approach to the creative process. With a passion for what we do, we set the stage for a great performance.

29-31 Colonnade, London WC1N 1JA
T 020 7841 0440

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With over 1,200 projects in 70 countries, Theatre Projects work ranges from studio theatres to performing arts centres. With that kind of experience, we’re ready to help you with any project you can imagine. We’re a talented team of specialists working directly in the theatre world. Most importantly, we love what we do, and it shows. We start each of our projects, whether large or small, by listening carefully to our client’s needs and dreams. Then we combine our creativity, experience, and understanding of the bigger picture to help you bring the arts alive for your audience, artists, and community.

4 Apollo Studios, Charlton Kings Road, London NW5 2SW
T 020 7482 4224

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Combining engineering expertise with a desire to streamline the world of theatre track systems, Triple E has been unleashing innovative products since 1984. David Edelstein formed the company with a vision to revolutionise mechanical products used to assemble, construct, and move curtains and scenery. Triple E’s debut product – the Loose Pin Hinge – immediately won the ABTT Product of the year award in 1984. Its latest pioneering products – the SDRIVE and TDRIVE motor systems are enabling small and medium-sized spaces to automate. Triple E’s systems and custom designed equipment have a reputation for simple design, rugged construction and ease of installation. In June 2015, Triple E won the ABTT Engineering Product Of The Year with its newly launched Modtruss – the ‘universal building system’ likened to full size Meccano, ModTruss is set to revolutionise the theatre staging, set building, stage machinery, scenery, construction and event markets.

16 Airport Industrial Estate, Main Road, Biggin Hill TN16 3BW
T 01959 570 333

Unusual Rigging

Unusual is the UK’s most experienced provider of rigging and stage engineering solutions, with the capacity to support major international and smaller regional projects with equal dedication. Using our experience of the event industry, theatre staging and rigging, and previous capital projects, we design and source the best solutions for each project, whether a stage elevator system, flying system or tension wire grid. Recent projects include the upgrade of London’s Dominion and Shaftesbury Theatres, refurbishment work at the Palace Theatre, the Attenborough Centre at the University of Sussex and Garsington Opera Pavilion.

The Wharf, Bugbrooke, Northampton NN7 3QB
T 01604 830 083

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White Light offers creative solutions and technical excellence. We work in a range of markets such as events, theatre, concert touring, festivals, broadcast and themed attractions. Since our formation in 1971, the company has forged a reputation for supplying solutions on projects of all sizes across the UK, Europe and worldwide, attracting many of the world’s leading manufacturers to choose WL as their exclusive distributor. Offering hires, sales, events, installation, technical service and training, we pride ourselves on our industry knowledge, personal service and high technical standards that have earned us the complete trust of professionals across the entertainment spectrum.

20 Merton Industrial Park, Jubilee Way, London SW19 3WL
T 020 8254 4800

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Established in 1975, The Wrightsure Insurance Group is today one of the UK’s largest privately owned insurance brokerages operating from offices in London, Essex, Liverpool and Hampshire. In 1995 Wrightsure formed its entertainment division, PERFORMERS, which today handles 800+ clients including regional producing and receiving theatres, arts centres, cinemas, touring theatre companies, opera companies, festival organisers and many other charity and not-for-profit Arts organisations. PERFORMERS is unique in that our market-leading ‘PERFORMING ARTS’ policy, underwritten by Aviva Insurance Ltd, is exclusive to us and cannot be accessed by any other insurance brokers. PERFORMERS is recommended by the ‘ITC’.

Wrightsure House, 799 London Road, West Thurrock, Essex RM20 3LH
T 01708 860999

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